Breeding And Sexing My Cockatoo Cichlids

Discussion in 'American Cichlids' started by nalathelion19, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. nalathelion19

    nalathelion19 Valued Member Member

    I'm wanting to breed my cockatoo cichlids and I have had them for a few months now and I have a total of 4 cockatoo cichlids in my tank with lots of hiding places. I really want them to breed but I don't know the sex of them. Does anybody here know how to sex them. I'll post photos once they let me get some of them.
     
  2. Ed204

    Ed204 Well Known Member Member

    Hi there,
    Pictures would really help, Ill wait till then.
     
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    nalathelion19

    nalathelion19 Valued Member Member

  4. k

    kdizz New Member Member

    when i bought mine the lady said the females have rounded tail fins and the males have points at the ends of there tail fins, the yellow one i would assume is female, ready to breed ? im fairly new with the cockatoo's also
     
  5. Piaelliott

    Piaelliott Well Known Member Member

    @chromedome52 is the apisto specialist. Too me they look odd, what color are they supposed to be?
     
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    nalathelion19

    nalathelion19 Valued Member Member

    The really bland looking ones are orange flashes that I got online and the yellow one doesn't usually look like that she's just mad cuz I added more plants in the tank.
     
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    nalathelion19

    nalathelion19 Valued Member Member

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    This is her normal color
     
  8. chromedome52

    chromedome52 Fishlore VIP Member

    The pale ones are known as Blonde, or "Gold", Cockatoos. That is a gene that removes most of the black pigment from the body, but not quite albino as the eyes are still black. All of those fish are young, as the males aren't fully developed. The photo in your last post definitely shows a female Cockatoo.

    Orange Flash is a fish with Orange unpaired fins that have no black markings in them. They still have normal body markings. However, these are all common names, and if someone wants to use that name for the others, there is nothing wrong with that. It can get confusing, but it isn't like it is scientifically inaccurate.
     
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    nalathelion19

    nalathelion19 Valued Member Member

    Oh okay that helps a lot thank you!
     




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